We spent three nights at The Galle Face Hotel in Colombo recently and that turned out to be a truly memorable experience for all of us. We were travelling on holiday with our son and daughter, who are just graduating and the hotel agreed to accommodate all four of us in the Royal Dutch Suite, which was just fantastic. Situated in the Classic wing of the hotel with full sea view, a huge sitting area , two large twin beds and a dining table for four, wooden flooring and a bathroom larger than most hotel rooms in Europe, we knew that we were in for a good vacation!
Our rates included breakfast which was quite a massive spread at The Verandah, the reataurant overlooking the sea. Service was just impeccable and we really had nothing to complain about. During the third day of our stay the heavy rains of the previous night resulted in a bit of water seeping into the room but within minutes we were shifted to another suite in the more modern Regency wing of the hotel. However if you are looking for old world charm, make sure you book yourself into the Classic wing of the hotel. Wide open spaces, antique furniture everywhere, wooden starways all just take you into the grandeur of a bygone era. If you just want the ambience of modern hotels ask for a room in the Regency wing .
Located in the heart of Colombo overlooking the sea, with many interesting dining options within walking distance(don't missthe Geman Pub right opposite the hotel and Raje Bhojan, the authentic Srlankan restaurant within five minutes walk!) This would be a great place to stay for a leisurely Colombo holiday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Presented proudly as Sri Lanka's iconic and historic hotel, Galle Face Hotel is located in heart of Colombo City, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green.The hotel has 158 well-appointed rooms and suites, with some offering excellent views across the Indian ocean and the fascinating view of evening sunset.There are three restaurants, a gym, spa and unique saltwater swimming pool, overlooking the seafront. Guests here will be convenient as the hotel offers close access to many of the business district,historic cultural sites and landmarks in Colombo, as well nearby shopping. The hotel is a 45-60min journey from the airport.Guests seeking a glimpse of Colombo's history will enjoy the charm of The Galle Face Hotel with its unique, unaltered setting since 1864. ... more less
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